If your online sweetheart asks for money, you can expect it’s a scam.Unfortunately, online dating scams are all too common.After they form a “relationship,” they come up with reasons to ask their love interest to set up a new bank account.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.There may be tens of thousands of victims, and only a small fraction report it to the FTC.If this happens to you, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint — click on Scams and Rip-Offs, then select Romance Scams.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.The scammers use prepaid phones and have their numbers usually through Google Voice Subscriber and they can't be traced.So if you do a look up on the number it's not found.I will find a way to do that as I have 4 pics; then I may try to locate the guy he is victim of stolen pics.For some reason, back in June I started getting messages on dating websites from tons of engineers and many were in other countries.I've been proposed to and asked to sign documents for marriage certificates for military and United Nations workers for them to be able to get out of deployments, which there is no such thing.The oil and gas workers are the worst, have come across many of them.Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.If anyone wants any info on who I have encountered, just message me. I want so badly to have these people locked up, but don't even know where to begin.I also look them up on sites like reverse phone lookup, been verified, and such.